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Drone comes close to jet in Bern

National News // July 2, 2018

An air accident investigation has been launched after a drone and a business jet came dangerously close over Bern.

pexels Drone comes close to jet in Bern

The jet had taken off from Bern airport heading for Turkey on June 2nd. The pilots reported seeing the drone when they were at 1,200 meters.

Authorities have not released the details and the type of drone.

There are rules already that drones cannot be flown within 5km of an airport. But it doesn’t seem to be stopping operators.

Last year a drone nearly hit an Airbus A330 in Zurich. There were 30 reports of drone near-misses in 2016.

Tags: plane, drone, safety, bern

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